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Boyle, John J. 1851/52-1917  Search this
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Indian  Search this
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by Chicago Park District Preservation Planning Division 425 East McFetridge Drive Chicago Illinois 60605
Located Lincoln Park East of Lake Shore Drive Chicago Illinois
Commissioned 1880. Dedicated May 17, 1884
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
Bach, Ira J., and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 156-157.
Riedy, James L., "Chicago Sculpture," Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1983, pg. 244-245.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Illinois, Chicago survey, 1992.
Bryan, I. J., comp., "A History of Lincoln Park and Annual Report of the Commissioners," Chicago: The Commissioners, 1899, pg. 106.
John Boyle sculpt (Base front:) Presented to Lincoln Park by Martin Ryerson. (Base, on one granite tablet:) The Peace Pipe (Base, on another granite tablet:) The Corn Dance (Base, on another granite table:) Forestry (Base, on another granite table:) The Hunt signed
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The main part of the monument is a standing brave and his seated wife who are alerted to some imminent danger off to the southwest; their papoose, dog, and bow and quiver of arrows are at their feet. There are four incised granite tablets on the base which contain scenes of Ottawa life. They depict "The Peace Pipe," "The Corn Dance," "Forestry," and "The Hunt."
Figure group--Family  Search this
Ethnic--Ottawa  Search this
Animal--Dog  Search this
Object--Weapon--Bow and Arrow  Search this
Ceremony--Dance--Corn Dance  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Peace  Search this
Occupation--Hunter  Search this
Landscape--Forest  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75004260
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums